Guide to the Hungarian maze of IP enforcement

As an IP right holder, you have probably encountered the negative effects of IP infringing activities. Moreover, infringements have been rising. According to “The 2021 Trademark Ecosystem Report: Global insights into the optimization of trademark value, protection and technology” by Clarivate CompuMark, trademark infringements continue to rise: 89% of respondents reported trademark infringement, and 50% […]

Dr. Roberta PálPartner, Mihalics Law Firm

Determine the applicable law to contractual obligations

The case below provides guidance on the maze of applicable law in the absence of choice according to Hungarian practice Background In 2012, the parties signed an English-language contract in London, according to which the defendant owed the plaintiff USD 1,000,000 in cash and USD 1,500,000 in real estate as a result of their cooperation […]

Dr. Roberta PálPartner, Mihalics Law Firm

BGH overturns established case law on proof of use in favor of plaintiff trademark owners

The interpretation and standardization of national law on the basis of European law requirements always brings uncertainties – and this is also the case in trademark law. For owners of German trademarks, however, thanks to the decision of the Federal Court of Justice of January 14, 2021 (Case No. I ZR 40/20) and the recently […]

Margret Knitter LL.M.Partner, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte

Chałas i Wspólnicy joins IR as the exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyrights and IP – Patents Member in Poland

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Marek Kamiński of Chałas i Wspólnicy. Marek has joined IR as our exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyrights and IP – Patents member in Poland. Experienced company manager with over 20 years of experience in the technology and IT industry. An […]

Marek KamińskiPartner, Head of Corporate Law Practice, Chałas i Wspólnicy

Chałas i Wspólnicy joins IR as the exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyrights and IP – Patents Member in Poland

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Maciej Priebe of Chałas i Wspólnicy. Maciej has joined IR as our exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyrights and IP – Patents member in Poland. Patent attorney with many years of experience in the field of intellectual property law with particular […]

Maciej PriebePartner, Patent Attorney, European Trademark & Design Attorney, Chałas i Wspólnicy

Chałas i Wspólnicy joins IR as the exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyrights and IP – Patents Member in Poland

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Joanna Uchańska of Chałas i Wspólnicy. Joanna has joined IR as our exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyrights and IP – Patents member in Poland. She is an expert in life science, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical, food and beauty industries. Joanna has […]

Joanna UchańskaPh.D., Partner, Head of Life Science & Healthcare Practice, Chałas i Wspólnicy

Competition in the monastery? Federal Patent Court picks Trademark Office’s decision apart

Authors: Martin Matzner, LL.M. (University of Turin)“Incomplete, contradictory, incomprehensible”: In a recent decision, the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) took the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) to task with rather unflattering wordings. The reason for this was the trademark application “Kloster Scheyern”, which the DPMA had initially rejected. This particularly drastic case shows that some […]

Margret Knitter LL.M.Partner, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte

Colter Carswell & Asociados, S.C. Add New Practice Area IP – Trademark & Copyright to their IR Global Membership

Colter Carswell & Asociados, S.C., our exclusive Commercial Law Member in Mexico, are pleased to announce the addition of IP – Trademark & Copyright to their IR Global membership. This new position adds further strength to their membership and offers support for fellow members in the area. If you have a requirement in this area, please get […]

John David Colter GarzaLegal Associate, Colter Carswell & Asociados, S.C.

Mihalics Law Firm joins IR as the exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyright and IP – Patents Member in Hungary

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Dr. Roberta Pál of Mihalics Law Firm. Roberta has joined IR as our exclusive IP – Trademark & Copyright and IP – Patents Member in Hungary. Founded in the heart of Budapest in 2004, Mihalics Law Firm has been providing its clients […]

Dr. Roberta PálPartner, Mihalics Law Firm

First a brief roll of thunder from the EP – now a surprising and sky clearing draft by the Commission. Updates on targeted advertising in the EU

The EU Digital Services Act is taking shape – with potential changes for the advertising industry. While voices from the European Parliament (“EP”) preferred a rather restrictive approach, the EU Commission, under the leadership of the responsible Commissioner Vestager, recently released a press release and the proposal for a “Regulation on a Single Market For […]

Margret Knitter LL.M.Partner, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte